Brian Eno John Peel lecture

Brian Eno John Peel lecture

Notes from Brian Eno John Peel Lecture

The way I work is not to set a goal and reach for it but what i do anyway and how I can make use of it

Exploring the idea of the arts as an economics entity

  1. Is art only a luxury?
  2. Is there a way you can create a situation in which the arts flourish?

Rethink how we talk about culture. What are we doing when we make & consume art

Definition- Culture the creative arts. Art is everything that you don’t have to do. Essential need we do with interest, highly and carefully stylised.

What is it for? 

Children start world building very young. Empathy comes from imagination, humans can imagine whole worlds.

Children learn through play adults play through art.

Culture- collective conversation

Senius talent of a community

Genius talent of individual

ecosystems, richly interconnected, co dependent, no hierachy

New ideas articulated by individuals but generated by community

Altruism generosity towards the future

We’re moving from scarcity and economics of scarcity and competition to an era of abundance and co-operation. What are we going to do? We’re going through change faster than ever before.  resynchronise with each other, adventurous mind games about different things. Share resources. Altruism, writers like William MacKaskell. Constantly remoulding ourselves. We work out our actions in relation to everybody else. Art and Culture is central to this.

dancing in the street barbara ehrenreich


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